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Here are Google’s Two New Nexus 7 Commercials, Cute Puppy Included

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Google posted these two new Nexus 7 commercials last night, both of which are as good as any of Google’s previous spots. We thought you might enjoy them, even if they are commercials.

Oh, and no, we still don’t think that “today is the day” for any sort of announcement of anything new out of Google. 



  • Barry Landau

    Love the Bernese Mountain Dog ruff ruff

  • ndhunay

    I really can’t get any of the navigate statements to work. When I say “navigate to work”, I get search results. When I say “navigate to home”, I get a list of companies named “home” nearby. “How do I get to home” or “How do I get to work” give the same results as the “navigate” phrase. Totally stumped.

  • Zachary Wood


    • Zachary Wood

      23rd. My bad

  • chjapa

    How are those touch screens?

  • Dorian Brooks

    1. Why did he hit “home” in the middle of a game instead of “recent apps”
    2. The pick of the dog on a vet table was separate from the “Boomers not doing good” one.
    3. I saw no new notification icon

  • Fresh360

    Google is getting better and better with these commercials…

  • MikeSaver

    I’m considering moving on from my 8 GB 2012 Nexus 7 for a new 32 GB Nexus 7. Going with 8 GBs was a terrible call. I can basically have all of the default apps plus like 5 or so more and that’s about it.

    Also my company publishes that book in the second one, so there’s that.

  • ddevito

    This is a stall tactic to try to make you forget about the Nexus 5. The Government shutdown includes FCC approvals, so they’re probably waiting on that.

    • Adrynalyne

      It already has gone through the FCC.

  • NexusMan

    Love these commercials. By the way, I don’t know if this has been noticed or reported or discussed, but I just realized after the recent Search update, that the “Google,” wake command no longer works. At first, I thought something was wrong with my device, but then discovered that I now MUST say, “OK Google,” then it works like a charm.

  • Guy Pierce

    Nexus 5?

  • Pierito

    Steps to improve this commercial:

    1: The dog’s fine when he gets home.
    2: It hands him a nexus 5.
    3: Done

    • Mirsh

      Something…. anything…. this commercial makes me sad! What’s wrong w/ the dog??………… 🙁

  • Drew_VA

    The date on the Nexus 7 in the first one is Oct 23rd, next Wednesday…hint?

  • MK17
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  • B. Womack

    They seem to really be pushing Hangouts for some reason.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      They push hangouts outside the bounds of Android especially. It’s pretty popular especially in the video group chatting world

      • B. Womack

        Right, I’m sure they are showing it over any messaging for that purpose and the possibility of it playing a large part in KitKat

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      Hangouts + photos force g+ and soon to be ads when the user base is higher.

  • PSU_DI

    “Google how do I get home” I’ve tried to ask NOW for directions home multiple times like this and it always gives search results even though I get the pop up that I’m X minutes away from being home. Has anyone gotten this phrase to work as what is shown in the comercial?

    • mustbepbs

      I literally just tried this. Doesn’t work. Totally bogus.

      This should be illegal.

      • NexusMan

        Just worked for me.

    • Andrew

      “How do I get home” doesn’t work for me, but “Navigate home” does.

      • soccercoach

        I use take me home all the time and it works

        • mustbepbs

          I just tried “Take me home” and it didn’t work.


          • Justin W

            How do I get to home worked for me, but take me home and how do I get home didn’t work. Sad day 🙁

          • Butters619

            How do I get to home worked for me, but …. how do I get home didn’t work


          • DoctorJB

            Needs the “to” to be recognized as directions.

          • Butters619

            Ooooooooohhhhh! Well I feel dumb. I legitimately read that like 15 times.

          • LionStone

            “Get directions for Home” works too…

          • duke69111

            Neither does their glassophobia in their previous commercial with the kid.

      • Joel

        I’m a “show me directions home” kind of guy.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      “Navigate” is the command name. “Google Navigate to X”

      • LionStone

        As mentioned, “Google” doesn’t work anymore…has to be “Okay Google…”
        Also, you don’t have to use “Navigate”.

    • Daniel Russell

      I’ve tried “how do i get TO home.” Seem to do the trick… but yes not as advertised as in the commercial. The TO seems to make google recognize the maps/navigation part

      • PSU_DI

        Thanks Daniel, adding the TO does seem to trigger navigation, but it’s a little disappointing that it doesn’t really do what shown in the commercial, The providing alt trip options like the train really doesn’t happen unless you switch to transit.

        • NexusMan

          Well, if you want to nit pick, you also can’t say “Google,” anymore. It must be “Ok Google.” Still great features.

    • NexusMan

      I never knew you could do this until I just saw this commercial. SO I tried it, and it absolutely works for me. I asked “How do I get home,” “How do I get to work,” and even “How do I get to J Crew,” and they all worked, quickly and without a glitch.

  • cheese

    And still no news on the nexus 5. Whack

  • Shane Redman

    Makes me wish i had waited and ponied up for the LTE version….


    That dog one did not leave me feeling very happy

    • MJ

      Reminds me of when my dog died when I was away at school and I could not get home in time to see him before he died. 🙁

      • James Hill

        I totally didn’t see that scenario until you pointed it out.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    :-/ . . . I’ve seen enough Nexus 7 commercials. I needs MA NEXUS 5!

    • NexusMan

      Never enough New Nexus 7 commercials…that device is da bomb.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        I’m so laser focused on KitKat and the N5 right now that I can’t even see the Nexus 7 lol.

  • jbdan

    Saw this last night, pretty good